how an artificial intelligence learned to understand the universe
# science

how an artificial intelligence learned to understand the universe

For the first time, an AI was trained how to simulate a universe 600 million light years across. Does how fast it was able to do it and how well it understood its task tell us something profound about the cosmos?

you’re not biohacking, you have an eating disorder
# health

you’re not biohacking, you have an eating disorder

There's a lot of bad advice about diet and exercise floating on the Internet, and it's especially problematic when this bad advice masquerades as something scientific.

fighting for their right to start flame wars
# tech

fighting for their right to start flame wars

Jordan Peterson is trying to create a safe space for his fans online. He is far from the first right wing celebrity who tried to do just that with results that can only be described as underwhelming.

sci-fi saturday: chapter 020
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: chapter 020

shadow nation / new world order / chapter 020

world of weird things podcast: why jobs as we know them are dying
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: why jobs as we know them are dying

Industrialization changed the way we think about work and run our lives. Automation will make us rethink both again, and as it's in full swing, we should do it sooner rather than later.

for the sake of the planet, stop exploring space?
# space

for the sake of the planet, stop exploring space?

The space exploration industry is booming, which is an encouraging sign for our future. But some pundits are arguing that rocket launches will exacerbate global warming.

why a.i. probably won’t find you the perfect new job
# tech

why a.i. probably won’t find you the perfect new job

Some futurists and entrepreneurs think that artificial intelligence can match people to jobs. Unfortunately, they're underestimating the job seekers while overestimating the AIs.

behold the (terrifyingly badly designed) cyborg of the 1960s
# science

behold the (terrifyingly badly designed) cyborg of the 1960s

Humans have been thinking about modifying themselves to survive the rigors of space flight for a long time now. Thankfully, out ideas for how to do it have vastly improved.

facebook is trying to save itself by getting into the crypto game
# tech

facebook is trying to save itself by getting into the crypto game

Facebook's new cryptocurrency is a scary and dangerous ploy to further exploit its users, and government agencies are right to be worried.

rage against the metric system: the partisan outrage machine’s performative stupidity
# oddities

rage against the metric system: the partisan outrage machine’s performative stupidity

Having apparently ran out of enemies for a night, Fox News decided to battle a new foe during its primetime lineup: the tyranny of the ubiquitous metric system.

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